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Written By: daveski on January 5, 2010 14 Comments
On aliens, difference, and the language of Avatar

Among other topics, the hit movie Avatar has been getting a lot of attention for the constructed language of the inhabitants of its far-away forested land of Pandora. Called Na’vi (also the name of its speakers), the language is an example of what’s known as “cinematic xenolinguistics” – a language constructed […]

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Written By: daveski on May 28, 2009 No Comment

Two nights ago I went over to the Red Vic on Haight St. in San Francisco at a friend’s recommendation for a screening of Astra Taylor’s Examined Life. It was an immensely pleasurable experience – a compelling movie, tasty pizza next door (yes, pizza lives on on FIT!), fog […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 26, 2009 No Comment

Yesterday at the International House Café, Berkeley, a man ahead of me in line to get coffee (yes, we were both getting lattes) turned to me and asked me where I was from. I smiled and responded, “New Delhi” watching to see if there was a flicker of recognition. I waited a few […]

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Written By: daveski on January 28, 2009 No Comment

This semester at Found in Translation we’re starting to plan several fun offline activities in addition to the blogging, and we hope you’ll get involved. We’re thinking of movie nights, field trips to local events and exhibits, experimental liveblogging, discussions about language, politics, culture and technology… you name it! (got an idea? post a comment […]

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